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Fuel cell having perforated flow field
A fuel cell system includes a bipolar plate having a flow field formed therein. The flow field is partially defined by at least two adjacent channel portions...
Illuminating prismatic badge for a vehicle
A badge mounted on a vehicle is provided herein. The badge includes a housing having a viewable portion. A light source is disposed inside the housing and is...
Reuseable keyfob for use prior to sale of keyless vehicle
A keyfob and related method of utilizing a keyfob prior to a sale of a new vehicle to a purchaser having a virtual keyfob are provided. The method broadly...
Target monitoring system with lens cleaning device
An imaging system of a vehicle is provided herein. A camera is configured to capture images of a rear vehicle scene containing a trailer attached to the...
Smart vehicle reflash with battery state of charge estimator
Electronic modules in motor vehicles are reflashed without encountering errors due to insufficient electrical power becoming available during a reflashing. A...
Control element discs splined to raceways of a one-way control element
An assembly includes a one-way transmission control element including first and second races, first discs secured to the first race, and second discs...
Control of an electronic locking differential
A method for controlling a locking differential of a motor vehicle includes locking the differential, if vehicle speed is less than a reference speed, and a...
Dual coil ignition system
A dual coil ignition system is provided. The dual coil ignition system includes a first inductive ignition coil including a first primary winding and a first...
Various embodiments relating to controlling a fuel injection quantity of a fuel injector are provided. In one embodiment, a fuel injector for an internal...
Systems and methods for piston cooling
Methods and systems are provided for supplying cooling oil to a piston of an engine cylinder. In one example, a method may include repeatedly activating an oil...
System and methods for purging a fuel vapor canister
A method for purging a fuel vapor canister, comprising: responsive to a canister load decreasing below a first threshold, reversing a direction of air flow...
Various systems and methods for controlling a turbocharger of an engine via a wastegate are described. In one example, the wastegate is adjusted according to a...
Position detection for lobe switching camshaft system
Systems and methods for determining an active cam profile from a plurality of cam profiles is disclosed. The systems and methods may be used to determine how to...
System and method for selective cylinder deactivation
Embodiments for operating an engine with skip fire are provided. In one example, a method comprises during a skip fire mode or during a skip fire mode...
Boosted engine charge air cooler condensation reduction device
Methods and systems are provided for providing auxiliary heat to a charge air cooler to reduce condensate formation. A coolant valve may control the delivery of...
An exhaust system comprises a conical shell having an indentation traversing the exhaust passage in a coiled path so as to impart mixing on an engine exhaust...
Method and system for controlling vehicle rear door
A vehicle rear door control system and method of controlling a vehicle rear door, such as a hatch or trunk is provided. The method detects the opening of a side...
Wobble free exterior handle design
An exterior door handle assembly for motor vehicles is configured to reduce or eliminate wobble or looseness during operation of the door handle. The handle...
Vehicle door closure system including speed-based latch release
A vehicle door includes a door structure and a movable door handle that is connected to a latch mechanism by a cable. A rotatably biased stop member is...
Bicycle frame joint locking mechanism
An apparatus, includes a first pair of brackets coupled to a first bicycle frame component, and one of the first pair of brackets has a radially-inwardly...
Method of providing a corrosion barrier between dissimilar metals with an
A method for providing a corrosion-resistant barrier between bolted dissimilar metals comprising the steps of disposing epoxy adhesive tape on at least one of a...
Method and system to control vehicle operation
Methods and systems are provided for performing a multiple gear downshift of a transmission gear by transiently operating in an intermediate gear. In response...
Inhibit engine pull-down based on past driving history
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and a motor that are both capable of powering the wheels. While a vehicle is being driven, the vehicle's driving condition...
Powertrain control of a hybrid vehicle in park or neutral
A hybrid vehicle includes an engine and an electric machine selectively coupled to the engine via a clutch. The engine, electric machine, and clutch are...
Emergency in-lane steering assist with braking
An emergency in-lane steering assist system for use during a braking event comprises an object sensor for detecting the presence of an object in front of a...
Method and device for autonomous braking of a vehicle following collision
A method of controlling a vehicle includes providing a vehicle having a brake system configured to operate according to a nominal mode in which applied braking...
Air curtain unit including mounting clip
An air curtain unit of a vehicle includes an inflator assembly and an air curtain that is in fluid communication with the inflator assembly. A clip includes a...
Polymeric bracket for instrumental panel side passenger knee protection
The present invention in one or more embodiments provides a polymeric bracket for instrument panel side passenger knee protection, the polymeric bracket...
Rear row knee bolster deployment control
A system comprises a controller for a vehicle. The controller comprises a processor and a memory. The controller is configured to make readings of an infrared...
Failure management in a vehicle
A system includes first and second failsafe devices. Each of the failsafe devices includes a processor and a memory. The memory stores instructions executable...
Illuminated coat hook to assist in locating coat hook in the dark
An illuminated coat hook assembly is provided. That coat hook assembly includes a body in the shape of a hook and a light source carried on the body. That light...
Vehicle trim panel assembly with tapered accommodation and retrieval slot
A vehicle trim panel assembly includes a body defining a storage compartment and an access opening to that storage compartment. The body includes a front...
Window lighting system of a vehicle
A vehicle lighting system is provided herein and includes a window of a vehicle. A light-producing assembly is coupled to the window and includes a...
Vehicle light system
A vehicle having a trim housing disposed on the vehicle and partially concealing a latch is provided herein. A light projector is disposed within the trim...
Luminescent trailer hitch plug
A trailer hitch plug is provided herein. A base member is configured to luminesce in response to excitation light provided by a light source. An electrical...
Wirelessly controlled heads-up display having solar charging and charge
A heads up display apparatus for a vehicle, comprising a wireless transceiver configured to connect and communicate with a device providing information for...
Virtual H-point seat back system
A seat recliner system includes a seat back having a back support member configured to support the back of a passenger. A connecting member extends generally...
Method for providing improved driveability for a vehicle
A method for controlling torque delivery in a vehicle powertrain using an enhanced limited operating strategy. The strategy is implemented when a powertrain...
Vehicle rear bumper cover
Current limit management for multi-function systems
Exemplary methods are disclosed, which may include providing a conductive component configured to conduct a current to at least two electrical systems or...
Spin-welded electrical ground and spin welding methods
A friction-welded ground assembly that includes an alloy substrate with a clearance hole; an aluminum alloy weld nut having a bolt bore and an outer wall; and a...
Varying wall geometry ejector
An apparatus for delivering a primary fuel stream to a fuel cell stack is provided. The apparatus includes an ejector that is configured to receive the primary...
Direct injection fuel pump
Methods and systems are provided for a direct injection fuel pump. The methods and system control pressure within a compression chamber so as to improve fuel...
Bidirectional valved aspirator for surge control and vacuum generation
An aspirator coupled between an inlet of a compressor and an engine intake manifold may include sonic/supersonic expansion curves for both forward and reverse...
System and methods for purging a fuel vapor canister buffer
A method for purging a fuel vapor canister buffer, comprising: opening a fuel tank isolation valve; opening a canister purge valve; and drawing a vacuum on a...
Systems and methods for canister filter diagnostics
Methods and systems are provided for diagnosing a filter integrated within a fuel vapor canister. In one example, a method may include diagnosing restriction of...
Method of pilot injection control
Various methods and systems are provided for adjusting a pilot injection during initial engine operation from vehicle manufacture. In one example, a method...
Method for operating a fuel injection system
A method of operating an engine with dual fuel injection capabilities to enable fuel rail over-pressure control is shown. The method comprises operating an...